Tiki Oasis 2021

[28-JUL through 91-Aug 2021, San Diego, CA, US]

Back in 2019, my sci-fi con buddy Nathan said I gotta go to Tiki Oasis – it is over the top fun. SO I said okay, I’m game. Registered for Tiki Oasis 2020 and -BOOM- COVID hit. So – I rolled over my tickets to 2021 and here are my pictures in no particular order… Few pictures are from Angela, as marked. Click on the pic or link below to check out all of the Tiki photos:

Tiki Oasis 2021 -Live entertainment day and night!

Key West in June 2021

[June, 24-27, 2021 Key West, FL US]

So… I missed the “Key West Food and Wine Fest 2021” back in January due to SARS-CoV-2 (or COVID-19). It was the very first time I missed the Food and Wine Fest since it’s inception over a decade ago… So I had to get my Key West travel in this year especially since I really wanted to get some of the “Death in the Afternoon Absinthe” by Key West Trading Co. So here are some pics from the tasting room at the Key West Trading Co as well as some pics from the Vino Wine Bar – and a few others – click on the pic below or the link under the pic:

Old Town Alexandria looking onto King Street from O’Connell’s Restaurant patio

Oh, if you want more information on Key West Trading Co., here is their website: keywesttradeco.com

Old Town Alexandria, VA 2021

[June, 18-20, 2021 Alexandria, VA US]

This is my first travel location for fun since last year’s Key West Food and Wine Fest in January of 2020 (see prior post) due to the worldwide SARS-CoV-2, or better known as COVID-19, pandemic. I was at the Port of Alexandria, Virginia, US – or better known as Old Town Alexandria. Got a room at the Hotel Indigo – first time at that hotel – which sits just a block off of the Potomac River.

Went up and down King Street as usual, but had dinner at a new spot – Gadsby’s Tavern – where George Washington and Ben Franklin used to hang out. Here are my pictures from the weekend adventure, click on the picture or link below:

Old Town Alexandria looking onto King Street from O’Connell’s Restaurant patio

Oh, if you want more information on Gadsby’s, here is their website: gadsbystavernrestaurant.com

Dublin, Worldcon 2019, and London

[14-19 August, 2019, Dublin, IE and Worldcon 2019, plus London, UK]

Went to Dublin to attend Worldcon 2019. Oddly, I didn’t take too may pictures of Worldcon itself. I have one whopping picture of a group of three in a costume – they were part of the costume contest roaming around after the show. More pictures of traveling to and from Dublin. And going to The Brazen Head Pub (purportedly the old pub in Dublin) to raise a toast to my long gone friend, Tim Costello.

Went from DCA to ORD, then from ORD to LHR, then LHR to DUB. On the way back went from DUB to LCY (first time at that airport so I have a more photos than usual), stayed overnight at Hilton Paddington, then went from LHR to CLT (I think, or was it RDU, don’t recall) then back to DCA. Anyway, the pictures are here (click on pic or link for more):


On the way to The Brazen Head Pub across the River Liffey

Curaçao 23-27 May 2019

[23-27 May 2019, Curaçao]

So, from Amsterdam in Europe to the islands in the Caribbean in May. Curacao, that is. Stayed at the Hilton – but it’s no longer a Hilton, it was sold off and it’s going to be an all-inclusive resort under another brand name.

The cool thing was that the American Airlines crew stayed at the hotel, so I bumped in to the pilots and the cabin crew. At night, the cabin crew bought me a drink 🙂 That was nice of them!

Met a bunch of other vacationers and we all hung around in the resort – okay, we were at the bar a lot 🙂 Click on the picture or the link below it to see all pictures:


View from my hotel window in Curaçao